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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate87%
Acceptance Rate87%

About University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota Overview

University of North Dakota is a public, state school in an urban setting in Grand Forks, North Dakota. University of North Dakota was founded in 1883 and the school enrolls around 13,850 students per year, which includes 9,796 undergrads. University of North Dakota offers housing for up to 3,415 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 17.

Student Activities at University of North Dakota

Interested in music or performing? At University of North Dakota you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of North Dakota students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? University of North Dakota has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of North Dakota has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of North Dakota on the Student Life page.

2022 University of North Dakota Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%
In-State Tuition $8,882
Out-of-State $13,324
Percent of Need Met 50.43%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,550

Is University of North Dakota a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what University of North Dakota offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

University of North Dakota Acceptance Rate 2022

University of North Dakota is moderately difficult to get into. University of North Dakota admitted 87% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 5,662 students applied to University of North Dakota and 4,912 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of North Dakota

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of North Dakota, around 81% return for their sophomore year. Around 61% of students who started at University of North Dakota earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook University of North Dakota Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 51% of graduates from University of North Dakota recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent University of North Dakota grads have an average starting salary of $50,752 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

University of North Dakota's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of North Dakota's endowment was $264.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of North Dakota

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of North Dakota meets 50.43% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of North Dakota full-time are awarded $16,550 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of North Dakota.

Based on this information, how does University of North Dakota sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is University of North Dakota a good school for you?

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Where is University of North Dakota Located?

University of North Dakota is located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

If you would like to see University of North Dakota for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 29 to Grand Forks, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Grand Forks International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of North Dakota and Grand Forks are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3501 University Avenue Stop 8357 Grand Forks, ND 58202

Campus Setting: Urban

University of North Dakota Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 17

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 17

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of North Dakota is Aug 17.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of North Dakota is Aug 17.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of North Dakota ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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University of North Dakota SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1200


Math SAT Range

510 - 610


Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

University of North Dakota Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of North Dakota is like? There are approximately 13,615 students enrolled at University of North Dakota, including 9,796 undergraduate students and 3,819 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 39% percent are from ND and 61% percent of students are from other states.


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